Sophia waits

Karla dress, PM

Sophia is the name of this vintage inspired hairstyle from EMO-tions. You will find this updo at the mainstore, the rose is attached and a hud is included to choose from a range of colors. In the last picture I was playing with windlight which resulted in an almost metallic look to this rose, you can also see the lovely detail of the braid that frames it.

Sophia- EMO-tions, Dee- Oceane Body Design, Asha set- Zuri Rayna Jewelry

My dress is a recent release from PurpleMoon Creations, Karla is at a special price this week and is available in either a bright or a pastels pack, this lace option is in both packs as a bonus . My sweet freckled skin is the lovely Dee from Oceane Body Design, I am using the omega applier on my Kirsten mesh head and used [GA.EG] make up add-ons for a little extra glamour to this look.

Sophia hair, EMO-tions

The Asha Gemchange Dragonfly jewelry set from Zuri Rayna Jewelry is currently available at a significant discount on a Countdown vendor at the mainstore. Make sure you join the group if you hurry you can join while the fee is a mere 50L.. and grab the special Memorial Day ring! For more information check out the blog here  https://zurisjewelsisle.wordpress.com/ or grab the SLurl from the details and meet the helpful staff at Zuri’s.

Details:
Body : Kirsten Mesh Head, [GA.EG] with Hypergloss lipstick addon GA EG
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Dee Mesh Head Applier – Omega Miele Frex & Mole [HUD], Oceane Body Design http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oceanside%20dAlliez/205/207/22
Hair: * SOPHIA * , .:EMO-tions:. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hells%20End/134/145/25
Eyes:Promise Eyes -Mahogony , IKON
Clothing: Karla Dress MAITREYA, PM
Jewelry: Asha Gemchange Dragonfly – Gold, Zuri Rayna Jewelry ( Countdown special – current in store)http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25
Location : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pale%20Moonlight/132/112/23

Dune

Dune bikini, Dead Dollz @ Uber

Do you believe in love at first sight? Well I do.. because as soon as I slipped on this gorgeous bikini from Dead Dollz I realised it was a case of mutual love- why else would it hug my curves so closely? Ok.. well maybe it’s because it is made by the talented SL designer from Dead Dollz, but still I love how it looks.  I also love a sale, if you do too make sure you read all the way to the end where you will find details of a sale not to miss.

Beach Illustrated 2015 poses, {NANTRA}

You can pick up the Dune bikini from the newly opened round of Uber, it is available in a range of single colors or as a fatpack. Make sure you grab a beach cover up to, see-through and stylish, the perfect item to slip over your bikini when the sun heads down and you head to a party or beach side club.

Sunbathing til sunset

My lovely long hair was also a find at Uber, this is a style from Alice Project and it includes two styles, with or without a headscarf. AP has a huge option of color packs so make sure you take time to work out which pack best suits your needs.

Beach time

All of these poses I am using in this shoot are from the Beach Illustrated 2015 pack from {NANTRA}. This store is currently having a storewide sale
“50% off all sets, all gachas (first time gachas have ever been on sale!) and gift cards! The gift card vendor is next to the front desk and gift cards never expire!”{NANTRA} Legal Fund SaleSLurl to {NANTRA} -http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pouncival/91/162/2509

Details:
Body : Kirsten Mesh Head, [GA.EG]
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Morgana, Hazel , Logo Alex applier, Pink Fuel
Hair: Gabriella – Basics, *Alice Project* @ May Uber
Eyes:Promise Eyes – Metal, IKON
Clothing: Dune Bikini – White, Dead Dollz ( for Maitreya body only) @ May Uber
Poses: Beach Illustrated 2015, {NANTRA}
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Royaume%20de%20Versailles/135/35/22

Celebrating Spring colors

Swing into Spring

Trista swings into Spring at Carries Lingerie in the  VIP Area. This lacy set is available in 6 different color choices and each includes system layers and an omega applier.

Trista, teal, Carries Lingerie + Lode

On the applier you have the option to wear different combinations on the top and lower halves of your body, so you can wear the full set as I am or leave of the corset, gloves, garter – there are plenty of options.

Kick up your heels this Spring

As with many other new releases Carrie also has matching make-up ( tattoo layer and omega applier) and Slink compatible shoes. However I chose to show off some flower covered heels from Pure Poison which I can wear with my Maitreya body. I am also wearing a cute colored freckles ( omega applier and tattoo layers are available) which you can find at the current round of The Instruments.

Dee omega applier, Oceane + Color freckles, omega applier Oceane

Details:
Body : Kirsten Mesh Head, [GA.EG]
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Dee Mesh Head Applier – Omega Miele [HUD], Oceane Body Design  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oceanside%20dAlliez/205/207/22
Hair: Pixie Harlow , Moon. Hair.
Eyes: Hope eyes, Iron, IKON
Clothing: Omega Applier Hud Trista Teal, Carries Lingerie  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carries%20Dreams/83/129/22
Makeup: Fat Pack Colored Freckles – OMEGA [HUD], Oceane Body Design @ The Instruments  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/INSTRUMENTS/119/242/34
Headpiece: Head Accessory – Muskare [yellow], *LODE* – gacha item @ Shiny Shabby
Shoes: Floria Pumps – Maitreya – Back Flowers -Orange, Pure Poison
Poses: Vicky- set 1 and 2, Eternal Dream
Pose prop: Spring swing,( past gacha event item), Eternal Dream Poses

My time to dance

My time to dance

Gacha Good Events .. sounds an event not to miss to me! My photos today show off the three poses that are part of the My Dance pose set from Something New-props and poses display.

Dead Dollz clothing ( past gacha event items), Something New - props n poses

This is one of three exclusive sets you will find on the wall display priced at 100L or under. You will also find two sets in gacha machines so make sure you get there before the end of May.

Encore

Before I drop down to the details ( and SLurl to the Gacha Good Event) I want to mention the newest Catwa release . The first mesh heads released by Catwa Clip are animated, then there was an upgrade pack available to add even more animations – being able to purchase a basic head with the option to purchase add-ons resulted in a greatly priced option for someone stepping into mesh head wearing. However we now have an even cheaper option with the release of static heads, priced at a tiny 100L. Initially when I slipped on the demo I was underwhelmed because of how long and jaw heavy, after reading a review by Strawberry Singh  ( http://strawberrysingh.com/2016/05/22/catwa-nicki-static-female-mesh-head-l100/ ) I returned to try the demo and with a few tweaks to my head shape was pleased with the result.

Nicki - Catwa static head + LAQ omega applier + Argrace hair

Details:
Body : CATWA STATIC HEAD Nicki
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Linnea Omega Applier [Tone 2.0], LAQ
Hair: Victoria – Rosewood, *ARGRACE*
Eyes: Hope eyes, Apex, IKON
Clothing: Ballet Leotard – Nude , Dead Dollz ( past gacha event item)
Ballet Skirt – Nude, Dead Dollz ( past gacha event item)
Ballet Legwarmers+Pointe , Dead Dollz ( past gacha event item)
Poses: My Dance, Something New – Props n Poses ( @ Gacha Good Events) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockaway%20Shores/197/95/21

Zarina

Lost and found

EMO-tions joined the Lost & Found event this month with the gorgeous Zarina jewelry set. A beautiful subtle bronze collar style choker with dangling chains of blue- green stones this is an eye catching piece, especially when paired with the bold cobalt of this gown from Junbug. The Interstella gown was one of two cobalt clothing items available at a super low price for FLF last week.

EMOtions, Oohlalicious Skins, Junbug

My hair is a previous release from EMO-tions so you should find this at the mainstore now. I am wearing another of the Penumbra releases from Ooh-la-licious Skins, this time the Celestia in Espresso , I selected one of the lipsticks that are included on this Catwa applier and just lowered the intensity a little on the Catwa main hud. Although the main event week at the Penumbra Fashion Fair is over, there has been an extension on the shopping, so you can find the Ooh-la-licious Skins Catwa collection at the Penumbra Fashion Week Retail Area until 2nd June.

Zarina jewelry, EMO-tions, Celestia Catwa applier, Oohlalicious Skins

Details:
Body : CATWA HEAD Candy V4.9
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Celestia/Espresso/Catwa Applier, Ooh-la-licious @ Penumbra Fashion Week Retail Area  http://slurl.com/secondlife/zanze%20two/133/68/2015
Hair: * KRISTEN *, .:EMO-tions:.   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hells%20End/134/145/25
Eyes:Triumph Eyes – Coffee , IKON
Clothing: Interstella [Cobalt] , *{Junbug}*
Jewelry: * ZARINA * ( choker and earrings), .:EMO-tions:. @ Lost & Found  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamlove/154/142/9
Poses: Ma Vie – from Lumineaux and Fatale sets
Location: Ison

 

Dreamland

Daydream

Sharing a dream with you
for a better tomorrow,
where skies are blue
without much sorrow,
where laughter
reigns supreme,
before and after
chasing this dream.

[ 1st stanza from the poem titled Daydreaming by Fab Ricciardi  http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/daydreaming-20/ ]

Nile Goddess, Lotus- The White Armory

Details:
Body : CATWA HEAD Gwen v4.9
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Salma Dark *Gwen Head Catwa*, Lara Hurley
Hair: Nico, little bones. ( @ N21)
Eyes: Charm eyes, Oak IKON
Clothing: Goddess Gown, Lotus, The White Armory ( includes  mesh gown – standard sizes, collar , belt and headpiece shown, also arm bands and flexis for arms not worn)- also available in different colors @ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Emerald/61/137/25
Poses: oOo Studio – from Paulina and Travelogue sets
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Outer%20Garden/23/57/2504

 

Precious pearls

Precious pearls - Oohlalicious Skins, Something Erotic, EMOtions

The Penumbra  Fashion Week  scheduled May 14 – May 22, has been packed with wonderful new releases, and as it’s in the last few days you have time to race over and shop.  Oohlala Sassoon has released two new Catwa appliers at this event , I am showing off one of these today.Each Catwa mesh head applier has 11 skin tone options, 10 high shine lipglosses, a bare lip option, 5 eyebrow colors and a browless option. There are two collections: Ooh-la-licious® Katalina (for Catwa Sarah) & Ooh-la-licious® Celestia (works best on Catwa Annie, Gwen, Candy, Cindy & Alice).  I decided to try the Katalina on my different Catwa heads and loved the look on my Gwen head , I really recommend demo’s because with the different lip shapes on Catwa heads you can’t be sure unless it is specifically made for that head.. but in this case its a definite success.

Both the cute little shoes from ChicChica and my glamorous updo from EMO-tions are at the about to close Cosmoplitan around so run! Or wait for them to arrive back at their respective mainstores. Check out the details below for more information.

Katalina, Oohlalicious Skins @ Penumbra ( Catwa applier)

Details:
Body : CATWA HEAD Gwen v4.9
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: /Katalina/Brown Sugar/Catwa Applier,  Ooh-la-licious @ Penumbra  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/zanze%20two/133/68/2015
Hair: * LOTTE *, .:EMO-tions:. @ Cosmoplitan- round ends 21 May
Eyes: Promise eyes, storm, IKON
Jewelry: :[P]:- Opaline- Multistring Necklace:// Silvered, :[P]:- Plastik ( gacha @ Shiny Shabby)
:[P]:- Opaline- Pearl Stud Earrings:// Silvered
:[P]:- Opaline- Simple Pearl Bracelet:// Silvered
Shoes:Sofie ,Bride , :::ChicChica:::  @ Cosmoplitan- round ends 21 May
Pose Prop: In Naked Silence, Something Erotic– props n poses  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yawgoo/23/63/1201

Triomphe

Triomphe, blue, Sascha's Designs

Triomphe is the name of this great casual outfit from Sascha’s Designs, and when I saw this arch pose prop in my rezzer I was tempted to make some play on the idea of Arc de Triomphe but decided to keep it simple. This outfit is available in a range of colors I chose to show off blue, though the filter I used made them look a little darker , check out the sheen on them. Consisting of three pieces, jeans , this plunging top ( front and back dips low) and a cute cropped top , a soft baby blue in this color choice. I decided to add an extra touch of glam with the recently released Nahla  set from Zuri Rayna Jewelry.

Nahla jewelry set by Zuri Rayna

Nahla is available in a range of colors from the soft to the bold with beautiful glowing gems and a broad metallic collar style choker. The set consists of necklace, earrings and bracelets , the bracelets are not worn in these photos. I chose a short hairstyle to show off the earrings and am thrilled with the total look, the classy casual outfit and the bold jewelry the perfect way to dress up without stepping into formal wear.

Details:
Body : [GA.EG] Kirsten Mesh Head
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Morgana, Hazel , Logo Alex applier, Pink Fuel
Hair: Luminay – Basics, Tableau Vivant
Eyes: Charm Eyes – Burnt , IKON
Clothing: Triomphe, blue Sascha’s Designs  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coco%20Beach%20Kelina/226/202/24
Jewelry: Nahla – Onyx Topaz/Steel, Zuri Rayna Jewelry  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25
Shoes: Napoli Titanium Shoes, Similar
Pose prop: Threshold Pose Prop, Juxtapose ( old item)

 

A big day for a little lady – Thumbelina @ Enchantment

Thumbelina, gown by The White Armory @ Enchantment

The May round of Enchantment is based around the story of Thumbelina . Two of my favourite designers are at this event The White Armory and NSP have created two items that are designed to be worn together. The White Armory Thumbelina wedding gown is available in a range of soft pastels and includes the gown ( standard mesh sizes) and cape ( the overskirt part ) plus a delicate jewelry chest piece.

Thumbelina- NSP/MUSe accessories and hair to match gown by TWA , @ Enchantment

NSP brings the perfect complement to this gown with a soft white long veil, with floral headpiece and gown attachment.  Norena Soir brings her usual skill in design and color with the different range of huds : blues- greens, pinks – mauves and warms  giving you ample options to personalize the pieces to complement the elegant gown from The White Armory.

A moment in time

In an exciting new development Norena has released this hairstyle which is a perfect fit with the headpiece, this is just one more way that these two designers working on collaborative projects makes shopping ( and dressing ) so much easier. Remember you will find these and LOTS of other wonderful items based around Thumbelina at the current Enchantment round until 31st May

SLurl to Enchantment: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nymphai/126/139/21

Details:
Body : [GA.EG] Kirsten Mesh Head
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: <Biscuit> – Morgana – LOGO ALEX Head Applier (Blonde), Pink Fuel
Hair: Thumbelina Hair , Veil , Hair flowers and gown flowers, NSP @ Enchantment
Eyes: Charm Eyes, grey IKON
Clothing: Thumbelina Wedding Gown-blush , The White Armory @ Enchantment
Photo location: The White Armory Mainstore

 

Sweet Serena

Simply serene

TST Creations released another version of the delicious Serena lingerie last month, but due to circumstances I am just getting around to blogging it now. Shown here in a delicate pink I tried to shoot some reasonably close close ups so that you can see how gorgeous and textured the lace details look. Serena ( V1) featured the same beautiful delicacy but had a more formal look with the inclusion of basque, either way looks simply seductive in my opinion.

Serena 2, pink, TST Creations

AT TST Creations you will find lingerie sets on the ground floor are packaged for wearing on standard SL bodies, if like me you wear a mesh body take the staircase up one level where you will find the exact same lingerie all ready to go in applier form ( Belleza, Maitreya, Omega all in one pack).

Before I drop down to the list of details I wanted to share a close up of the gorgeous Dee skin, as an omega applier, from Oceane Body Design. This time I opted to show the bare skin with blondine brows which looks perfect with the sleek hairstyle from EMO-tions. You will find Dee at Oceane’s mainstore and for now you will find EMO-tions Thea at the current round of On9.

Dee , miele, Omega applier, Oceane+ EMO-tions hair

Details:
Body : [GA.EG] Kirsten Mesh Head
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Dee Mesh Head Applier – Omega Miele [HUD], Oceane Body Design http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oceanside%20dAlliez/205/207/22
Hair: * THEA *, .:EMO-tions:. ( @ On9)
Eyes: Sovereign eyes dusk , IKON
Clothing: Serena 2 pink Maitreya hud, TST creations http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Devil%20Ray/50/231/29
Furniture: Alice afternoon sofa bed RARE, Cherry house